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1 angle /ˈæŋgəl/ noun
plural angles
1 angle
/ˈæŋgəl/
noun
plural angles
Learner's definition of ANGLE
[count]
: the difference between the direction of two lines or surfaces that come together : the space or shape formed when two lines or surfaces meet each other
see picture at geometry; see also right angle
used to describe a surface that is not level
used to describe something that leans or goes to the side rather than straight up or directly forward
: the position from which something is approached, looked at, etc.
: a way of thinking about, describing, or discussing something
chiefly US, informal
: a secret and often improper reason for doing something
: a clever and often improper way of doing or getting something
2 angle /ˈæŋgəl/ verb
angles; angled; angling /ˈæŋglɪŋ/
2 angle
/ˈæŋgəl/
verb
angles; angled; angling /ˈæŋglɪŋ/
Learner's definition of ANGLE
: to turn, move, or point something so that it is not straight or flat
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] : to present (something, such as a news story) in a particular way or from a particular point of view
often used as (be) angled
compare 3angle
3 angle /ˈæŋgəɫ/ verb
angles; angled; angling /ˈæŋglɪŋ/
3 angle
/ˈæŋgəɫ/
verb
angles; angled; angling /ˈæŋglɪŋ/
Learner's definition of ANGLE
[no object]
: to fish with a hook and line see also angler, angling
informal : to try to get what you want in a clever or indirect way usually + for
compare 2angle
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